IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - SE24


ARTICLE: LINUX ON z SYSTEMS

ACCESSING

INNOVATION
Why enterprises choose Linux on z for today's workloads

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nterprises currently face many workload challenges, from
systems of engagement to mobile to cloud. They need a
platform that is secure, flexible and reliable. That's why many
customers are choosing to run Linux* on z Systems*.
Open-source technology provides flexibility and innovation,
and IBM recognized that early on. IBM has embraced and
supported open source and open systems, including making
investments in Linux and Eclipse, for almost two decades,
says Marcel Mitran, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, IBM
LinuxONE*. (See "Linux on z Systems Enables the API Economy
and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions,"
ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/trends/linux/API-cloudmicroservices/.)
IBM has also championed several open-source initiatives,
such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Apache Spark and Node
Foundation. "The Linux on z Systems platform continues to be a
presence in these and many more open projects, allowing IBM z*
users to leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying platform's
advantages in security, resilience,
response time and scale," Mitran says.

Linux on z provides clients a platform that handles diverse
workloads with ease. Linux on z can interact with systems of
engagement and systems of record, and offers better qualities
of service. It is an excellent choice for handling mobile, providing
a secure gateway for clients and their customers.
When it comes to choice, clients running Linux on z can take
advantage of the ever-expanding open-source ecosystem for
tooling and middleware. "We are committed to helping clients
extend the valuable business processes they have built on z
Systems over the years and incorporate the most innovative
technologies into those workloads," says Bryan Foley, former
business line manager, Linux on z Systems. (See "What Can Linux
on z Systems Do for You?" ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/
trends/linux/Linux_value/.)
Last but not least, reliability is a top factor for running Linux on z.
"There is a place for low-end commodity servers to run Linux
workloads, but there are times when our clients absolutely need
the enterprise-grade capabilities that our
platform provides in a Linux environment,
and that is why our clients are so into Linux
on z Systems," Foley says.

BY SHIRLEY S. SAVAGE

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
Techbits:
Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Techbits:
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
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